By NewBeauty Editors |
If you’re looking to create a younger smile while repairing severely damaged or missing teeth, dental implants can make a dramatic improvement. Implants are individual and can be used in single or multitooth restorations.
Unlike veneers, which are glued to the fronts of teeth to mask imperfections, dental implants are a permanent surgical solution for patients who are missing teeth and would otherwise need dentures.
Implants can be used for people who have missing or severely cracked or broken teeth or for those suffering from advanced periodontal disease. In these cases, the tooth needs to be extracted and then replaced with a dental implant.
Implants can do wonders to restore a patient’s confidence in smiling and eating with comfort, and the results should last a lifetime if properly cared for. Allow anywhere from two to six months for the bone to grow around the implant after surgery. The process is very time-consuming and doesn’t apply to patients with teeth in the upper back regions of the mouth, where the sinus is low and gets in the way of an implant.